National Security Council spokesman John Kirby revealed that a wave of antisemitism commenced after Israel was attacked by Hamas.
Kirby appeared on Friday’s episode of The View to give an update on the situation in Gaza when host Sarah Haines asked him what the federal government is doing about increasing tensions in the United States. Haines cited data that reported a 400% increase in antisemitic incidents since Oct. 7, when Hamas sent thousands of rockets into Israel.
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“There’s no question that there could be actors out there that want to take advantage of what’s going on between Israel and Hamas and spill it over here to the streets of America,” Kirby said. “And we — we sort of saw that threat coming early on right after, just a couple of days after, Hamas did their atrocious attacks on Oct. 7 and started …